First Steel Trusses Installed

September 24, 2015

TSP and its design and construction partners marked a major milestone in the Mayo Civic Center expansion on September 23rd, when local contractors installed the first steel trusses. Each measures 180 feet in length and will help form the upper skeleton for the complex’s new ballroom. The trusses are manufactured in two pieces, and each requires two cranes to support its massive weight as it’s hoisted and affixed to the rest of the structural steel framework.


Image courtesy of CPMI

The MCC expansion is one of the largest  projects in TSP’s 85-year history. It carries a $71 million construction price tag and will nearly double the size of the facility in downtown Rochester, Minn. With these trusses in place, other portions of the building can begin to take shape. Completion is scheduled for 2017. TSP’s partners include Betsch Associates architects, Knutson Construction, and the professional construction management firm of CPMI. Watch the project progress.

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TSP is a fast-paced, full-service design firm that successfully integrates architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning. Since 1930, TSP has been discovering facility design solutions that truly match the vision and mission of our clients. Our collaborative approach explores opportunities, addresses concerns, and defines design to achieve goals that create a balance between function and form. TSP is passionate about design and even more passionate about our clients. The firm serves clients throughout the Midwest, with offices in Marshalltown, Iowa; Marshall, Minnetonka, and Rochester, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Rapid City and Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Sheridan, Wyo.